ISSUE 22  |  Australia and Beyond

Joost Bakker’s Vertical Gardens

May 28, 2012 8:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

From Australia, eco-designer Joost Bakker offers home gardeners small-scale versions of the massive steel and terracotta vertical gardens that cover the facades of his popup Greenhouse restaurants and his own house:


Above: A large-scale Bakker installation. Image by Christian Tan via Christianocious. (N.B.: Want to design your own vertical garden kit? See see “DIY Vertical Garden Kit: Just Add Water (and a Wall).”)


Above: Create a wall garden with multiple Grid Columns (Above) and Rio Columns; prices range from $660 to $700 per column from By Joost. Image by Sean Fennessy, via The Design Files.


Above: Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the Grid Column is a raw steel, square-framed structure with configurable shelves. It holds up to five plants and is $660 fro By Joost.


Above: The Rio Column, with galvanized steel bars, holds six bottles. The column comes with crushed roof tiles to fill the base, to create stability. It’s $700 from By Joost.

For more DIY vertical garden inspiration, check out the Hotel Raphael in Rome.